Blood and Honour's announcement was not posted on their website, but on Stormfront:
Unfortunately, two days ago now, Ron Edwards of the International [Imperial] Klans of America, a group that has been long and staunch supporters of Blood and Honour; was arrested and charged with manufacturing and distribution of methampethamine as well as other pharmaceutical drugs. The article may be found here:
After discussions among the various crew heads in the US that make up Blood and Honour USA, we have collectively decided that at this time, given the amount of evidence - not only that which led to his being charged - but also that of individuals that have witnessed behaviours of this type - that Blood and Honour USA is pulling any and all support from the Nordicfest music festival and also any and all support of the IKA.
We are planning to reschedule the event on the following weekend to be held in Chicago, Il.- the details of which will be announced shortly.
Drugs, drug users, and those that market them cannot and will not be tolerated - regardless of who the persons are that are involved. Indeed it is even worse when someone that has held themselves up as a standard of white nationalism becomes caught up in this nonsense.
Further, we would request that any persons that may have planned to attend the event that are not associated directly with Blood and Honour also respect our decision and avoid supporting the IKA and this event...
According to the SPLC, an FBI affidavit indicates that Edwards was allegedly dealing drugs shortly after his civil trial in Brandenburg, Ky. The affidavit gives the following account: On Jan. 6, 2009, Edwards pocketed $800 after selling 120 prescription Lortab pain pills to an undercover officer during a meeting in Bardston, Ky. (The pills contained hydrocodone, a controlled substance.) During the drug sale, Edwards kept a semi-automatic pistol concealed under his leg and then behind his back. On Aug. 13, 2009, Gillette, Edwards’ girlfriend, sold methamphetamine for $300 to a “cooperating witness” who met with her in Central City, Ky. On Sept. 2, 2009, in Dawson Springs, Edwards did the same, earning $500. And on Jan. 16, 2010, Edwards and the cooperating witness met again in Dawson Springs, where Edwards gave the witness 70 Lortab pills in exchange for $560.
On May 21st, 2010, Edwards was charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, the distribution of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, and with possession of a firearm to further a drug trafficking crime. Gillette was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. Both have been released on $25,000 bond; conditions of release require them to remain under home detention and to avoid contact with each other. They are scheduled to appear in court again on June 24th.
However, another poster on the Stormfront thread indicates that Nordic Fest 2010 will go on as planned, and that troublemakers will be shown the door. And yet another poster claims that Ron Edwards is no longer the leader of the IKA, but that he resigned a year ago, and that the group is run by people out of Missouri.
Obviously, Ron Edwards was targeted by a snitch. But the charges are specific, and look damning. Blood and Honour has made a wise decision in dissociating itself from him; it will go a long way towards dispelling negative biases and stereotypes about "white supremacists and meth". Too bad for Ron Edwards - if it wasn't for bad luck, he'd have no luck at all.